Opulent Journeys

Morocco & Spain Tours 2019 (2 tours) - Landscapes, Gardens & Culture

21 April - 14 May 2019

From (AUD)

$11,995

24 DAY

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1300 219 885 (AU)

0800 456 219 (NZ)

Tour Highlights
Both Morocco and Spain are enchanting countries enriched by various cultures over centuries.  Join me exploring gardens, galleries, souks and magnificent places of worship in either Morocco or Spain – or in both captivating countries.
We’ll discover exquisite ceramics, fabrics, brass and ironware, rugs and much, much more. Observe craftspeople using the same techniques as their ancestors; and be enchanted by street performers and musicians.  In Spain the famous horses at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art in Jerez will have us spellbound, as will a performance in Barcelona’s Palau de la Musica.
Our 4-5 star accommodation includes beautiful character-filled, heritage buildings where we’ll sense how past communities lived. We’ll enjoy local cuisine in fabulous restaurants, be guided by professionals with local knowledge, and travel comfortably between destinations.
Discover why designers, writers, gardeners and artists continue to be drawn to these evocative places, and why you will most likely want to return…

 
Dates & Prices

Tour Prices                                    

Twin share

  Single Supplement

Morocco tour only (21 Apr-1 May)                              $4,855 $795
Spain tour only (1-14 May) $7,745 $1,925
Morocco & Spain tours (21 April-14 May) $11,995 $2,720

 *Tour prices are Land Only, international flights to Spain and/or Morocco are not included.

About your tour leader - Kim Woods Rabbidge
Kim Woods Rabbidge, behind the popular ‘Our Australian Gardens’ Instagram and blog ouraustraliangardens.com, is an award winning garden writer and photographer, and researcher and scriptwriter for OAG’s DVDs. Her articles and photographs appear in several garden books, and national publications including Gardening Australia, House & Garden, and RM Williams Outback magazine. From 2005-2009 Kim was Qld Coordinator and National Newsletter editor for Open Gardens Australia. Kim is the President of the Horticultural Media Association Queensland.

 

What's Included

Inclusions: 

  • Group arrival transfer in Casablanca
  • Intra-region transport including private coach, ferry from Tangier to Algeciras, and high-speed train Cordoba- Madrid-Barcelona
  • 23 nights’ twin-share accommodation with breakfast daily (10 nights for Morocco portion and 13 nights for Spain portion)
  • Lunches and dinners as stated in the itinerary
  • Local wine and water at meals in Spain, one non-alcohol drink at meals in Morocco
  • Air-conditioned coach with English speaking local guide in each city during the tour, and a national escort guide throughout Morocco

Not included: 

  • International flights to Spain and/or Morocco
  • Departure transfer in Barcelona
  • Individual transfers
  • Drinks in La Mamouna Hotel
  • Travel insurance
  • Porterages & gratuities
  • Personal expenses; and anything not mentioned in the itinerary
 
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Phone: 1300 219 885            Email: enquiries@opulentjourneys.com.au

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Fitness - Moderate

Tour participants will need to carry their own luggage, board a bus unaided, and navigate uneven surfaces including stairs. On occasions you may need to walk up to 10 kilometres over a day. 

 

Itinerary
Group transfer to the hotel (Individual transfers can be arranged on request). The remainder of the day is at leisure. Welcome dinner at hotel.
(Meals: D)
Morning tour including Hassan Mosque - the largest in Morocco and second-largest in the world. After lunch we travel by coach to Marrakech. Dinner at our hotel in Marrakesh.
(Meals: B, D)
Morning tour to the beautiful Bahia Palace, Medrasa and fascinating souks (market), visit Le Jardin Secret. Lunch at Terrasses d’Epices, a lively rooftop café in the heart of the Medina. Time at the iconic and elegant Mamounia Hotel first to see the gardens at the twilight, then to relax with a drink (not included). Dinner at our hotel in Marrakech.
(Meals: B, L, D)
We drive through the countryside up the picturesque Ourika Valley then return to Marrakech for lunch at the hotel.  A leisurely afternoon visit to the colourful and stylish Marjorelle Garden, including the Berber Museum. A lavish Moroccan evening feast at Dar Yacout restaurant.
(Meals: B, L, D)
After breakfast we travel by coach to Rabat where we’ll stop for lunch. Then we continue onto Fes via the magnificent Imperial City Meknes (and Museum of Moroccan Art and Royal Granaries and medina). Dinner at our hotel in Fes.
(Meals: B, L, D)
Explore the UNESCO world-heritage listed medinas of Fes, the oldest of Morocco’s Imperial cities, rich in traditional culture and the symbolic heart of Morocco. Visit new town, Fes J’did, the old Kasbah des Cherarda, the souqs, the Royal Palace and the Blue Gate. Lunch at local restaurant. See the famous cobalt blue pottery of Fes and learn about colorful tribal Moroccan carpets. Dinner at the hotel.
(Meals: B, L, D)
Visit the extraordinary Volubilis, the largest and best preserved roman ruins in Morocco, and nearby Moulay Idriss. Return to Fes for a visit to Le Jardin des Biehn and a late lunch in their Fes Café. Afternoon and evening at leisure.
(Meals: B, L)
Travel to Chefchaouen for a walking tour of the Blue City. Relax over lunch at Casa Hassan restaurant. Dinner and overnight in Chefchaouen.
(Meals: B, L, D)
Breakfast, then transfer to Tangier Med port. We’ll take the ferry across the Gibraltar Strait entering Spain through Algeciras Port. From there, travel to Ronda by coach. Remainder of the day in this enchanting village.
(Meals: B)
Our guide will lead us through historic and cultural sites including the Puente Nuevo, Bullring Square, Palacio del Rey Moro and Palacio del Marqués de Salvatierra.
(Meals: B, D)
Those travelers ending the tour will depart for Malaga, arriving about 10am to catch an onward flight. Those staying on for the Spain tour will travel by coach to Granada. Dinner at hotel.
SPAIN TOUR BEGINS. Those who join the tour will meet the group in Granada. 
(Meals: B, D)
After breakfast our bus will take us to the world-renown Alhambra & Gardens of the Generalife where we’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful grounds. We’ll then relax over lunch in a local restaurant before a late afternoon visit to a Carmen (Fundación Rodríguez Acosta).
(Meals: B, L)
Today we visit Corral del Carbón, Capilla Real and Cathedral. Step through time as we enter the narrow streets and laneways of Albaicín. After lunch, we’ll depart to Seville. Evening at leisure. 
(Meals: B, L)
Comfortable shoes on for a Monumental Walking tour: visiting the Cathedral, the Gardens of Alcázar & Royal Palace. Later we’ll enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Evening at leisure.
(Meals: B, L)
Spend the day on a panoramic tour in Seville: Torre del Oro, Real Maestranza, Expo del 92, Expo del 29, Plaza de España y Parque de María Luisa. In the evening we will see the magnificent horses perform in Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre (in the town of Jerez).
(Meals: B)
Depart by coach to Cordoba. Enjoy a walking tour of the Patios of the Zona Alcazar Viejo, San Basilio District of Córdoba, including entrance to the Cathedral (former mosque).  Evening at leisure. Dinner at hotel.
(Meals: B, D)
Today we will visit the Synagogue, Great Mosque, Alcázar of Córdoba Gardens, Palacio de Viana, then feel your spirits soar as you experience Córdoba’s popular Festival of The Patios. Evening at leisure.
(Meals: B)
Transfer to the train station. High speed train to Madrid. Check in to your hotel located in the heart of the old city, close to Royal Palace, Opera, the Senate and Gran Via. Remainder of the day at leisure.
(Meals: B)
A full day excursion with our guide to UNESCO World Heritage Segovia, a city that demonstrates Roman architectural mastery. Visit the famous Alcazar and La Granja de San Ildefonso to see the baroque palace built for Philip V of Spain set in gardens in the French formal style with grand fountains.
(Meals: B)
A guided tour of Madrid, including a visit inside the Royal Palace. This afternoon we’ll wander through The Prado, one of the world’s greatest galleries.
(Meals: B)
Early departure transfer to Atocha Station. Train to Barcelona arriving about midday. A bus will transfer us to the hotel. The reminder of the day at leisure.
(Meals: B)
Day excursion to Costa Brava. Visit Dalí Theatre-Museum, the Gardens of Cap Roig, Tossa de Mar and Santa Clotilde Garden. On our return we’ll enjoy an evening performance in the exquisite Palau de la Musica.
(Meals: B)
City tour in Barcelona with entrances to Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia and Casa Milà (one of the most visited Dali buildings in the world). We walk around Parc de la Ciutadella (with an especially beautiful fern house) and (if not closed by any event) Catalan Parliament inside. Farewell Dinner.
(Meals: B, D)
Our tour ends after breakfast. Please make your own way to airport (Individual transfers can be arranged on request).
(Meals: B)

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